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Are you one of Canada's Best Small & Medium Employers?

BSME ISL Engineering & Land Services' President & CEO Rod Peacock

Find out by participating in the Best Small & Medium Employers (BSME) in Canada Study developed in a partnership between Queen’s School of Business Centre for Business Venturing (QCBV) and Hewitt Associates, a global human resources consulting and outsourcing company. Canadian organizations with between 50 and 399 permanent employees are eligible to participate in this annual ranking.

Using the methodology of the well-known Best Employers in Canada survey, the BSME study focuses on measuring employee engagement and allows employers to discover the degree of intellectual and emotional commitment employees have in their workplace.

Benefits of participating: It’s not where you place, but what you learn
Each organization’s results are benchmarked, allowing companies to gauge their strengths against others in their specific industry or overall. You will also be able to identify your organization’s strengths as an employer, as well as your challenges, providing the opportunity to focus your efforts to ensure that your people practices are aligned with your company’s strategy.

All participants in the study receive a complimentary report that highlights their employee engagement survey results with key comparisons to the Best Small & Medium Employers in Canada. The QCBV has also developed follow-ups that you can purchase, including a more detailed analysis and an action plan customized to your organization.

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If your company is designated one of the top 50 BSMEs in Canada, your accomplishment will be promoted through Queen’s and Hewitt’s marketing initiatives. For example, the top 50 companies that participated in the study released in February 2010 will be recognized in Profit magazine.

The exposure your firm receives by being recognized as one of the Best Small and Medium Employers will also enable you to attract – and retain – key talent.

Impacting the bottom line
There’s no doubt that being a Best Employer is strongly related to a company’s strong performance in a number of areas:

  • Creation of greater shareholder value;
  • Improvements in productivity;
  • Heightened capacity to introduce and manage change;
  • Measurably higher employee morale;
  • Enhanced quality of customer service.


  • Information about participating in the current study, or call 1.877.955.1800
  • Summary of the study released in February and a list of the top 50 Best Small & Medium Employers
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